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Old 12-30-2007, 07:28 PM   #1
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Gas stove help

I have a GE profile gas stove.

Back at thanksgiving something boiled over and so I took the grates off and cleaned the drip pan. That burner has stopped working. Today I decided to clean the pan again from christmas cooking. I lifted up the pan, took the nozzle out and made sure there was nothing blocking the flow of gas and put it all back together, whipped the rest of the stove clean with dish soap. Now 3 of the burners wont light. I can smell and hear the gas coming out and see the spark at one on the burners. What gives?

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Old 12-30-2007, 07:32 PM   #2
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Occasionally my gas burners will act up. When that happens, I just use an butane "stick" lighter to light the burners that are reluctant. That usually solves the problem. Sometimes a little something gets in the way of the burner lighting. You might try that.
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Old 12-30-2007, 07:49 PM   #3
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I tried the lighter thing. Actually i used a candle. There is an aluminum base thingy that sits on top of the drip pan and then a black cap thing that sits on top of that to make the flame spread. If I take those two things off, the gas jet will light. As soon I put the aluminum base thing on the flame goes out. Gas is still coming out thou
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Interesting. Sounds like time to check the user's manual or to call GE for help.
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Old 12-30-2007, 08:02 PM   #5
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I am thinking of calling GE too
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Old 12-30-2007, 09:04 PM   #6
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The aluminum thingie has a hole that runs from the bottom edge to the top side of the burner. It's in the back edge of the cutout where this piece fits over the ceramic sparker. If it's clogged, you will have this problem.

Also, ensure all the slots around the top edge are clean.
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Old 12-30-2007, 09:56 PM   #7
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The aluminum thingie has a hole that runs from the bottom edge to the top side of the burner.
Wait a minute Andy - don't get too technical for us here.
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Old 12-30-2007, 09:56 PM   #8
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I saw the little hole, they look to be clean and open, also the grooves seem to be clean any other ideas
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Old 12-31-2007, 06:20 AM   #9
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Clearly, gas is available into the stove but it's not getting past the piece in question. Place the burner parts in a plastic tub with a 1/4 cup of ammonia and leave it overnight. (preferably outdoors as it stinks). The fumes will soften any hidden dirt.

If possible, use a thin wire to ensure the hole is open all the way through. That should solve your problem.
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Old 12-31-2007, 11:41 AM   #10
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I got the stove to work. I lit the candle, held it by the sparker hole and the 3 others lit. I let it burn for a while and it seems to be fine
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